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Igniting Family Literacy: The B3 Program’s Journey & Impact

About This Session


Discover how the Books Beginning at Birth (B3) program is revolutionizing early literacy in Texas by providing books to over 20,000 under-resourced families in over 200 counties.

This case study will explore the Books Beginning at Birth (B3) Program’s effective strategies in home-based family literacy and its significant progress within Texas. We’ll discuss how B3 has successfully enrolled over 20,000 families in a five-year family literacy program with print and digital resources and weekly contacts.

Participants will gain valuable knowledge on executing similar literacy programs, leveraging community resources, and evaluating program success through detailed data analysis.

What we'll cover:

Join us for an in-depth look at Books Beginning at Birth (B3) strategies in achieving increased home literacy behaviors through collaborative efforts, multiple and long term contacts, and rigorous program evaluation at the family level.

The B3 model: Planning, executing, and evaluating a large-scale family literacy program:

  • Best practices in forming community partnerships
  • Data-driven insights: Using baseline data for continual improvement
  • Engagement techniques: Reaching diverse families
  • Outcomes and impacts: From service goals to reading habits
  • Looking ahead: The B3’s future plans and expected outcomes

Topics & Focus

Primary Topic Area
topic - family and parent literacy (450 x68)
Session will also cover:
topic - community partnerships & collaboration
topic - program eval, data management


PD other

Handouts & Materials

No handouts or materials available at this time.


Cicchini, Emily Ball

Emily Ball Cicchini, PhD
Executive Director

ROLE program administrators
LEVEL intermediate
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Other info:

Participants are encouraged to explore the B3 website prior to attending for a more interactive session.

Breakout24 – CICCHINI

Page checked or updated: 7/8/24

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